Mountain lion P-22 spotted roaming Hollywood Hills streets


The mountain lion famously referred to as P-22 was spotted roaming by means of the Hollywood Hills, climbing and leaping off fences Wednesday evening and early Thursday, in keeping with officers and video footage captured by residents.

The huge cat ambled throughout the road in entrance of a doorbell digital camera in Beachwood Canyon round 4:40 a.m. Thursday, resident Arielle Lafuente stated. The mountain lion then handed by her home once more after the solar got here up, round 6:30.

A resident’s surveillance digital camera captured video Wednesday evening of a mountain lion leaping off a fence onto the road within the Hollywood Hills.

“He was prowling for hours over here,” she stated. “It’s definitely exciting. We do have a dog who did not want to go out the door around 6:30 at his usual walk time and then was very interested in the scents outside.”

Another neighbor who requested anonymity caught the cat leaping off the fence by his residence, footage reveals.

While Lafuente is used to catching packs of coyotes on her digital camera, this was the primary time she noticed a mountain lion.

Officials confirmed the identification of the golden feline, saying it was bachelor cat P-22, whose residence territory is Griffith Park.

“P-22 is a celebrity cat and any sighting of him at least for a lot of people is news, but it’s not unusual,” stated Ana Beatriz Cholo, a spokeswoman for the National Parks Service. “He lives in Griffith Park and the hills are right there, so he occasionally does venture out into other neighborhoods. It’s all part of his hood.”

P-22 is sporting his signature GPS collar within the movies.

P-22 ended up in Griffith Park about 10 years in the past after leaving his authentic residence within the Santa Monica Mountains and crossing the 101 and 405 freeways.

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